Friday, March 23, 2012

Cindy Loo Birdhouse treat box

This little birdhouse is just the right size for a little yellow chick and some chocolate eggs!
To make one:

Cut two birdhouses at 5.5 inches, decorate as desired (one for each side of the basket)

Cut a strip of coordinating cardstock at 6 3/4 inch.  Score at 1/2 inch from each of the long sides and
 2 1/2 from each of the short sides.  Snip the lines that I have marked in brown (at the 2 1/2 lines up to the 1/2 inch line).  This will give you 3 tabs to attach to each birdhouse.  I would start with the center tab marked A attached to the bottom of  one of you  birdhouses, then put "B" on along the sides
following the angle of the birdhouse.

Glue your second birdhouse on to the back of your basket, tabs are already in the right places since they are identical to the front.

Attach some kind of handle if you wish - I used a 3/4 inch strip of the same cardstock attached with ribbon (punch holes in handle and side, tie ribbon with a knot, put tails through the holes, tie another knot) , but you could also use brads, just use a ribbon, or even leave it without a handle. 

And, of course - fill with something cute and yummy!

Thanks for looking, happy cutting!


Jimmy and Alison said...

Oh just to cute ! This is on my todo list.

Elaine said...

This is so pretty Shirley well done you have a nice blog Hugs Elaine